Extra bases

Extra bases

• Carlos Marmol, rehabbing from a strained right hamstring, threw a simulated game on Wednesday in Des Moines with Triple-A Iowa. If all goes well, he could pitch in a Minor League game on Friday. Marmol has been sidelined since May 12.

• Catcher Steve Clevenger, on the DL with a right oblique strain, started at catcher on Wednesday for Iowa and went 0-for-2. He could be activated as early as Monday.

• Reliever Blake Parker, bothered by a tight right hamstring, was able to throw on Wednesday, but most likely would not be used in a game until Friday.

• Bench coach Jamie Quirk was the acting manager on Wednesday so Dale Sveum could attend his son Rustin's high school graduation in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sveum and Quirk had planned the lineup in advance of the series, so no changes.

• Tony Campana's dive over third baseman Matt Downs in the eighth inning on Tuesday just added to the speedster's resume.

"That was one of those where you wanted to go watch the highlight -- how did he do that?" Quirk said. "That's what Campy does, he's a highlight reel. I call him the 'Ignitor.' He's going to do something."

Campana says he can dunk.

"I'd have to see it," Quirk said. "But I wouldn't put it past him."